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The starch solution : eat the foods you love, regain your health, and lose the weight for good! / John McDougall and Mary McDougall.

  • McDougall, John A.
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About this work


Fear of carbs has taken over the diet industry for the past few decades--the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger an avalanche of shame and longing. Here, diet doctor and board-certified internist John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, show that a starch-rich diet can actually help you lose weight and prevent a variety of ills. By fueling your body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats, you'll feel satisfied, boost energy, and look and feel better.--From publisher description.


New York : Rodale, [2012]

Physical description

xx, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Introduction: My personal journey to the starch solution -- Part 1: Healing with starch. Starch: the traditional diet of people ; People passionate about starches are healthy and beautiful ; Five major poisons found in animal foods ; Spontaneous healing on a starch-based diet ; The USDA and the politics of starch ; We are eating the planet to death -- Part 2: The FAQs about food. When friends ask: where do you get your protein? ; When friends ask: where do you get your calcium? ; Confessions of a fish killer ; The fat vegan ; Just to be on the safe side: stay away from supplements ; Salt and sugar: the scapegoats of the western diet -- Part 3: Living the solution. Practicing the starch solution ; The 7-day sure-start plan ; Our favorite recipes.



  • English

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    Medical Collection
    WD212 2012M47s
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  • 9781609613938
  • 1609613937